Wolf hunt to close in northeastern Minn.

By KBJR News 1

Wolf hunt to close in northeastern Minn.

December 18, 2013 Updated Dec 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The wolf hunt in northeastern Minnesota will close tonight after hunters reached their quota in the region.

The Minnesota DNR will close the season in the area at the end of shooting hours on Wednesday, Dec. 18th with the target of 33 wolves killed reached.

Wolf hunting and trapping continues in the northwest and east-central wolf zones to anyone with a valid license. The late season in those zones is scheduled to end on Friday, Jan. 31st or whenever the target harvest is expected to be met.

As of Dec. 18, hunters and trappers had harvested 51 wolves in the northwest zone and two in the east-central zone during the late season.

During the early hunting season, which concluded Nov. 25, hunters harvested 32 of 33 wolves in the northeast; 56 of 73 wolves in the northwest and no wolves in the east-central zone.

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